Britain's Favourite Christmas Songs

Britain's Favourite Christmas Songs

Britain's Favourite Christmas Songs

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Which songs really break the ice at Christmas? The Jackson 5’s Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Greg Lake’s I Believe in Father Christmas or Jona Lewie’s Stop the Cavalry are on many lists. Do They Know It’s Christmas? might still ring true, but has Mud’s Lonely this Christmas passed its sell-by date? And where would we be without The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl's Fairytale of New York or the Waitresses' Christmas Wrapping?

Comments (15)

  • Goatlips

    4 months ago


    NB: This was compiled by UK record sales, using different methods and sources to do so. ...Everyone I know absolutely DESPISES the Slade song and the way Holder screams, "It's CHRISTMAAAAS!" Almost ruins Christmas every year! He shouts that line like he hates Christmas and is not in the Xmas spirit at all! Vile.

  • harry

    over 1 year ago


    I know it is a sad song. But i think mud loney this xmas. I think every body can relate to this at some time in there life

  • showaddywaddyfan

    over 2 years ago


    Queen & Showaddywaddy should of been top 5. Top 10 at least!

  • Jim

    over 2 years ago


    Have just watched, looking for The Waitresses, cos they were mentioned in the Radio Times. Were they omitted? The prog I saw started at #65 - was it an edit??

  • steven

    over 2 years ago


    Where was ' simply having a wonderful Christmas time' ?????

  • David

    over 2 years ago


    Pogues were no. 10. Only caught the last hour: where did The Waitresess Christmas (W)rapping come ?

  • Tom

    over 2 years ago


    Aparently my dad was on it. Will it be on 'player' to watch online as I missed it??

  • Nick

    over 2 years ago


    Where can I find a full list of the top 50 ?

  • sarah

    over 2 years ago


    Can some one tell me if the pouges were in there and if they were, were where they ???

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  • Trevor

    over 2 years ago


    What number was A Fairytale of New York by the Pogues and kristina McColl?? Should've been top 5 at least!

  • russell

    over 2 years ago


    i'm dreaming of a white christmas, Bing Crosby top seller of all time.

  • Showaddywaddyfan

    over 2 years ago


    Why can't I watch it?

  • **** SPOILER ALERT ****

    over 2 years ago

    **** SPOILER ALERT ****

    3 wham last christmas, 2 boney marys boy child, 1 band aid do they know its christmas 84

  • Noddy Holder

    over 2 years ago

    Noddy Holder

    Couldn't be bothered to watch the whole program, can someone tell me who the top 3 was?